Epitoniidae

Belongs within: Hypsogastropoda.Contains: Epitonium (Nitidiscala). The Epitoniidae are a group of carnivorous marine gastropods that prey on cnidarians. Many are small with porcelain-like, strongly ornamented shells. However, recent studies have confirmed that the violet snails (Janthina and related species), planktic species with more globose shells that float using a raft of air bubbles, are also… Continue reading Epitoniidae

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